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Sinopec Bids to Acquire Chevron South Africa and Modernize Facilities

In a major oil industry power play, Sinopec, one of China's largest state-owned companies, is bidding to acquire control of Chevron South Africa. On the table is an R6 billion proposed investment to upgrade and modernize the Cape Town-based oil refinery Chevron South Africa currently owns.

PearlSA Issues Challenge To Stop Wasting Water in Car Washes

As a means both of doing good for the environment and attracting attention to its products, South African waterless carwash products distributor PearlSA is challenging the country's water-based carwashes to make the switch to waterless polymer-based vehicle cleaning.

Honoris United Universities to Establish Branch in Cairo

UK-headquartered Honoris United Universities (www.Honoris.net), the first private pan-African higher education platform, announced that it has signed an MOU with the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education to establish a branch in the capital city of Cairo.

Eskom Provides Final Acceptance for GE Work on Medupi Power Station

Eskom, the South African power utility, has approved the successful testing and transitioning of Medupi Power Station Unit 4, and provided a Final Acceptance Certificate to General Electric Steam Power Systems for the station. When finished, it will be the fourth-largest coal power plant in the world.

Greenpeace and Earthlife Africa Protest Authorization for South Africa Power Station

South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs was the focus of a protest on November 30 by Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) and Earthlife Africa Jhb (http://Earthlfe.org.za), where activists demanded South Africa withdraws the environmental authorisation that has been issued for a proposed nuclear power station at Duynefontein, adjacent to Koeberg in the Western Cape.

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